December 11, 2020
Our dear Mom/Grandma passed away on December 11, 2020 at the age of ninety.
Rhoda was predeceased by her husband Almon “Joe” Gray. She will be greatly missed by her children, Michael Gray, Gerald Gray (Karen), and Patsy Gillis (Jeff), as well as her grandchildren Neil Gray, Myles Gray (Tia), John Gillis (Kayla), and Calum Gillis. She is also survived by her brother Ron Ritchie of Summerland, BC.
The daughter of pioneers, Florence and Scotty Ritchie, Rhoda grew up in Summerland. After marrying, she and Joe moved to Beaverdell, BC, where Joe began a sawmill business and where their children were born. The next stop was Glenmore Valley, where they farmed for many years. Their retirement was spent RVing throughout the US and Mexico as well as many trips abroad.
This last year held many challenges but all were met with her great optimistic and positive spirit; she has been an inspiration to us all and a beautiful soul – inside and out. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her Sunday morning breakfast friends.
Many thanks from Rhoda’s family to all her caregivers at Hawthorne Park and the Kelowna General Hospital as well to all the medical staff involved.
There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
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